The International Tennis Integrity Agency (ITIA) today confirms that Italian chair umpire Francesco Totaro has been provisionally suspended from the sport, pending the full consideration of match fixing charges.
The provisional suspension was granted under section F.3 of the 2022 Tennis Anti-Corruption Program rules: “The ITIA may at any time impose a Provisional Suspension on a Covered Person, including (i) before a Notice of Major Offense has been issued, (ii) before a Hearing or (iii) at any time after a Hearing but prior to the AHO’s issuance of a written Decision.”
Totaro is a National Level umpire from Italy and their provisional suspension begins from the date of issue on 22 June 2022. They are prohibited from officiating at or attending any tennis event authorised or sanctioned by any international tennis governing body or national association until the full disciplinary process is completed.
The ITIA is an independent body established by the International Governing Bodies of Tennis to promote, encourage, enhance and safeguard the integrity of professional tennis worldwide.
Published 14 July 2022 13:40
Popular reading from Sanctions this month